The Philadelphia Eagles must land a quality safety in 2020’s version of the NFL Draft, and fortunately for the ‘Birds’, there will be some solid options.
Heading into the 2020 edition of the NFL Draft, there aren’t any fans of the Philadelphia Eagles who haven’t already identified the positions of need and thought about them several hundred times. Then again, outside of the tight end position, there isn’t a position that’s played on an NFL field that any fan can look at on the current roster and say that this team is stacked.
Philly has an equally interesting quandary at safety. As a tandem, you can argue that Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod are the best one-two punch in the league at the position, but Jenkins isn’t happy with his current deal. McLeod is set to hit free agency if he doesn’t re-sign with the team.
Both are over 30 years of age, but that shouldn’t be cause for alarm. Jenkins seems to know where the fountain of youth is, and McLeod, when healthy, leaves little to complain about. He missed most of 2018 after being placed on the injured reserve, but he returned in 2019 and had a great year.
Philly needs depth at the position, however. You can’t rule out the fact that both Jenkins and McLeod will be back. You also can’t rule out the fact that both could leave. That would mean Philly starts Marcus Epps and Rudy Ford in 2020. You’d be accurate if you argued that they may want to look at drafting some insurance or someone who can start or both. Here are six of the best options that fit what this team does in 2020’s NFL Draft.